Compact, Submicrosecond Discharge Pulsed Power Capacitors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$745,543.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9451-10-C-0011
Award Id:
92693
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-007-2347
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF083-007
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
2820 East College Avenue, State College, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
782683007
Principal Investigator:
SeongtaeKwon
Senior Scientist
(814) 238-7485
seongtae@trstechnologies.com
Business Contact:
WesleyHackenberger
President
(814) 238-7485
wes@trstechnologies.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
TRS Technologies, Inc. proposes to develop ceramic capacitors as discharge pulse power capacitors for high-power microwave (HPM) systems. In the phase I program TRS demonstrated that high breakdown strength can be achieved in multilayer ceramic capacitors by controlling microstructure. Antiferroelectric ceramic capacitor with 17 active layers developed on Phase I exhibited electric field as high as 640kV/cm. It was also observed that series design enables application voltage greater than 15000V. In this Phase II program we propose to further modify the process to find the optimum properties for pulse power application and research on scale up of the process for larger size and high volume prototype multilayer production. BENEFIT: The proposed program will enable development of high energy density multilayer capacitors with high application voltage and high energy density for use in pulse power application. Successful development and commercialization of these capacitors will, in turn, enable development of compact, light weight pulsed power supplies for a wide range of applications including military directed energy systems based on aircraft, ships, and ground vehicles.

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